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    Jim Thompson. Group of Eight Paperback Originals. New York: [1952-1964]. First editions.

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    Jim Thompson. The Killer Inside Me. New York: Lion (99), [1952]. First edition. Twelvemo. 160 pages. Publisher's perfect binding in original illustrated wrappers. Spine leaning and slightly rolled, light creasing to joints; small chip to the upper edge and minor scuff near the lower corner of the front panel; upper corner of rear wrapper somewhat creased; light even soiling. Hinges starting; text block toned. Still, a very good copy of one of the grittiest paperback noirs.

    [Together with:] Savage Night. New York: Lion (155), [1953]. First edition. [And:] Roughneck. New York: Lion (201), [1954]. First edition. [And:] Hell of a Woman. New York: Lion (218), [1954]. First edition. [And:] After Dark, My Sweet. New York: Popular Library (716), [1955]. First edition. [And:] The Getaway. [New York]: Signet (1584), [1959]. First edition. [And:] The Grifters. Evanston: Regency (322), [1963]. First edition. [And:] Pop. 1280. Greenwich: Gold Medal (k1438), [1964]. First edition. Together, seven twelvemo volumes. Publishers' perfect binding in original illustrated wrappers. General light shelfwear; some spines slightly leaning; occasional minor flaking or creasing; The Getaway joints splitting with first three leaves detached. The Getaway good; rest very good or better. All but Roughneck housed together in a custom clamshell case. From the KoKo Collection.

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